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System Properties Comparison BigObject vs. Informix vs. Stardog vs. TimescaleDB vs. YugabyteDB

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NameBigObject  Xexclude from comparisonInformix  Xexclude from comparisonStardog  Xexclude from comparisonTimescaleDB  Xexclude from comparisonYugabyteDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionAnalytic DBMS for real-time computations and queriesA secure embeddable database from IBM, positioned besides IBM Db2 as a relatively low-cost product optimized for OLTP and Internet of Things dataEnterprise Knowledge Graph platform and graph DBMS with high availability, high performance reasoning, and virtualizationA time series DBMS optimized for fast ingest and complex queries, based on PostgreSQLHigh-performance distributed SQL database for global, internet-scale applications. Wire compatible with PostgreSQL.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS infoa hierachical model (tree) can be imposedRelational DBMS infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypes compatible with MongoDBGraph DBMS
RDF store
Time Series DBMSRelational DBMS
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
Time Series DBMS infowith Informix TimeSeries Extension
Relational DBMSDocument store
Wide column store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score0.08
Rank#312  Overall
#136  Relational DBMS
Score22.42
Rank#33  Overall
#19  Relational DBMS
Score1.71
Rank#126  Overall
#10  Graph DBMS
#6  RDF stores
Score2.90
Rank#93  Overall
#5  Time Series DBMS
Score0.95
Rank#177  Overall
#89  Relational DBMS
Websitebigobject.iowww.ibm.com/­products/­informixwww.stardog.comwww.timescale.comwww.yugabyte.com
Technical documentationdocs.bigobject.ioinformix.hcldoc.com
www.ibm.com/­support/­knowledgecenter/­SSGU8G/­welcomeIfxServers.html
docs.stardog.comdocs.timescale.comdocs.yugabyte.com
github.com/­yugabyte/­yugabyte-db
DeveloperBigObject, Inc.IBM, HCL Technologies infoEffective May 1st, 2017, HCL took on development, technical support, and product management teams, and works jointly with IBM on product strategy, marketing, and sales.Stardog-UnionTimescaleYugabyte Inc.
Initial release20151984201020172017
Current release14.10.FC5, November 20207.3.0, May 20202.4, January 2021
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial infofree community edition availablecommercial infofree developer edition availablecommercial info60-day fully-featured trial license; 1-year fully-featured non-commercial use license for academics/studentsOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoApache 2.0
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonononono
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Implementation languageC, C++ and JavaJavaCC and C++
Server operating systemsLinux infodistributed as a docker-image
OS X infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
Windows infodistributed as a docker-image (boot2docker)
AIX
HP-UX
Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows
Linux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Data schemeyesyesschema-free and OWL/RDFS-schema supportyesdepending on used data model
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyes infoSince Version 12.10 support for JSON/BSON datatypesyesnumerics, strings, booleans, arrays, JSON blobs, geospatial dimensions, currencies, binary data, other complex data typesyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono infoImport/export of XML data possibleyesno
Secondary indexesyesyesyes infosupports real-time indexing in full-text and geospatialyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like DML and DDL statementsyesYes, compatible with all major SQL variants through dedicated BI/SQL Serveryes infofull PostgreSQL SQL syntaxyes, PostgreSQL compatible
APIs and other access methodsfluentd
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC
JSON API infoMongoDB compatible
MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport)
ODBC
RESTful HTTP API
GraphQL query language
HTTP API
Jena RDF API
OWL
RDF4J API
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SNARL
SPARQL
Spring Data
Stardog Studio
TinkerPop 3
ADO.NET
JDBC
native C library
ODBC
streaming API for large objects
YCQL, an SQL-based flexible-schema API with its roots in Cassandra Query Language
Supported programming languages.Net
C
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
.Net
Clojure
Groovy
Java
JavaScript
Python
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Delphi
Java infoJDBC
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Scheme
Tcl
C
C#
C++
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresLuayesuser defined functions and aggregates, HTTP Server extensions in Javauser defined functions, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl, PL/Perl, PL/Python, PL/Java, PL/PHP, PL/R, PL/Ruby, PL/Scheme, PL/Unix shellyes infosql, plpgsql, C
Triggersnoyesyes infovia event handlersyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneShardingnoneyes, across time and space (hash partitioning) attributesHash and Range Sharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesnoneMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
Multi-source replication in HA-ClusterSource-replica replication with hot standby and reads on replicas infoBased on Raft distributed consensus protocol, minimum 3 replicas for continuous availability
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnonononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemnoneImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency in HA-ClusterImmediate ConsistencyStrong consistency on writes and tunable consistency on reads
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoautomatically between fact table and dimension tablesyesyes inforelationships in graphsyesyes
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDACIDDistributed ACID with Serializable & Snapshot Isolation. Inspired by Google Spanner architecture.
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes infoRead/write lock on objects (tables, trees)yesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyesyes infobased on RocksDB
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesyesyesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlnoUsers with fine-grained authentication, authorization, and auditing controlsAccess rights for users and rolesfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyes
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BigObjectInformixStardogTimescaleDBYugabyteDB
Specific characteristicsStardog is an Enterprise Knowledge Graph platform, uniquely combining graph storage...
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Timescale is the creator of TimescaleDB , the first open-source relational database...
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Competitive advantagesStardog provides a full featureset to aid in data integration for your complex data....
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TimescaleDB is purpose-built to scale and handle time-series data workloads and is...
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Typical application scenariosStardog is frequently used for: Anti-money laundering & fraud monitoring Customer...
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DevOps and Infrastructure Monitoring All monitoring data is time-series data. Efficiently...
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Key customersBosch, Dow Jones, Elsevier, Ericsson, Morgan Stanley, NASA, NIH, Nokia, Salesforce,...
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TransferWise, Maersk, AppDynamics, Walmart, Comcast, LaunchDarkly, IBM, NOV, Cisco,...
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Market metricsStardog's technology is based on ground-breaking research by our founders cited 10,000+...
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With over 9,000 GitHub stars and growing, 600,000 active databases, and an active...
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Licensing and pricing modelsA fully-featured 60-day Trial license is available for those testing Stardog; contact...
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TimescaleDB comes in 3 versions, including fully managed Cloud-hosted solutions*,...
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